Bells on Ribbons—Real Simple, Dec 2007, pg. 304. I love these little bell shaped ornaments. This is an unusual way to use them.
Christmas Balls for vases—Better Homes and Gardens, Dec 2007, pg 91. These are cute little flower holders, but I couldn’t find an online photo. Glue a Christmas ball to a little mirror disk from a craft store. Take the top off the ball and fill with water and little short flowers. You could tie a ribbon around the neck of the ball too.
Christmas Card Ribbon Display—Country Home, Dec/Jan 2008, pg. 36. I am doing this, for sure. Quick easy display. I never know what to do with all the cards.
Green shipping alternatives--Country Living, Dec 2007, pg. 24A. Use real peanuts, not styrofoam. Or wrapped peppermint candies, or scrunched up sheet music, or pinecones and greenery.
Ribbon Spool Holders--Country Living, Dec 2007, pg. 74. Use an upright paper towel holder to stack your ribbon spools.
Luminarias—Country Home, Dec/Jan 2008, pg 28. Aren’t these pretty? I think you can get these plain glass vases quite cheap and just wrap them in a subtle scrapbook paper. Slip in a votive candle.